Susan Boyle, born April 1, 1961 in West Lothian, is a Scottish singer who became known for his musical performance as part of the British television show Britain's Got Talent.
Susan began singing at the age of nine years in the church choir. She is youngest of nine children, four brothers: Joe, John, James and Gerry and four sisters: Patricia, Kathleen, Mary and Bridie. Susan grew up in Blackburn (Scotland), a village of 4700 inhabitants, situated about thirty miles from Edinburgh. Adult, she has trouble finding a job, but regularly visits the local karaoke, and sings in the choir of the parish and also plays the piano. In 1984, an amateur video shows Susan singing in a karaoke The Way We Were. At 25, she sings I Do not Know How to Love Him for the wedding anniversary of his parents. But it was in 1995 when she was 33, she made her first television appearance on ITV, in a reality TV show to discover new talent: My Kind Of People, emission presented by Michael Barrymore performing I Do not Know How To Love Him Jesus Christ extract Super Star.
In 1999, singer in a choir Catholic, Susan Boyle was involved in recording a charity CD copies printed in 1000, at his own expense. She played the song Cry Me a River by Arthur Hamilton and the song "Killing Me Softly with His Song. In 1999, when his father died as a result of cancer, she decided to stay and live with his mother Bridget, for treatment. His mother encouraged him to sing and perform before a wider audience than the parish, where Susan sings. Her mother died in turn in 2007. So she is 47 years old, unemployed, unmarried and without children, living alone with his cat Pebbles in the small family house for rent, located in the suburbs of Edinburgh inhabited his parents and has never left, Susan comes to the show "Britain's Got Talent", 3rd season, a British TV show looking for new talent.
She made a strong impression by interpreting January 21, 2009 (recorded broadcast and televised ITV1 on April 11 after) the song "I Dreamed a Dream from the musical Les Miserables. The presenters, jurors: Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and Piers Morgan, and the spectators were literally overwhelmed by the quality of the interpretation of Susan Boyle. "There is no doubt that this is the best surprise I had in three years of issue" said the presenter Piers Morgan after his performance. "When you have submitted to us, saying you wanted to look like Elaine Paige, everyone laughed." No one laughs now. (...) It's an incredible performance. "
His performance in the show Britain's Got Talent is the beginning of a phenomenon that goes beyond the British borders very quickly. His performance was viewed after only one week by more than 40 million users with over 35 million on YouTube, a number of excellent attendance, a figure which rises to over 100 million a few days later. This brought to pass in several American news programs, where she was interviewed by presenters flagship national television channels such as Larry King. On April 20, 2009, the Washington Post, on the basis of analysis made by the body to measure Internet visits clips Visible Measures says the video on YouTube was viewed 65.2 million times. By comparison, the clip of the speech Barack Obama has been viewed 18,500,000 times. His article on the English Wikipedia has been consulted in one week more than 500 000 times. End May 2009, the videos where she sings I Dreamed a Dream have been viewed more than 280 million times. It's the world record number of viewing a video on the Internet in such a short period.
She was invited by Oprah Winfrey for a show to save the very afternoon followed in the United States, The Oprah Winfrey Show. In late May, Susan Boyle is qualified for the finals of the show Britain's Got Talent, singing Memory from the musical Cats, she won 52.1% of the total votes of viewers to the group of young dancers: Diversity. The final arrival, she again sings I Dreamed a Dream. Following the counting of votes telephone, she came in second place with 20.2% of the vote, behind the group Diversity (24.9% of votes). The tension caused by this sudden life celebrity mocking comments of some British newspapers and stress caused by these events it is difficult to bear and finally the day after his defeat in the final on June 1, Susan is transported in an emergency psychiatric clinic, The Priory, in London. Five days later, Susan Boyle is recovering from his massive stroke fatigue and leaves the hospital. She continued to rest for one week. Meanwhile, the title song from his album and first single was available on the online music store iTunes Store.
Some weeks after her defeat, she started with the other finalists of Britain's Got Talent tour throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland, during which it takes the two songs that made her famous. Despite a few early canceled concerts tour, she will attend the show until the last dates of early July. Mid-November, she arrived in France to promote her first album, she was invited to the Grand Journal de Canal +, presented by Michel Denisot. According to the label, no interviews are scheduled at this time. She sang one song, live: Wild Horses of his new album. She finally replied to two questions. Boyle was also received on NBC Today Show, broadcast widely watched.
Shortly after his stay in France, she returned to the United States to continue promoting his album and at the same time it contributes to X Factor, singing Wild Horses. The day of the release of her album also reflects the pivotal moments in his life (November 23, 2009), she performed at the Rockefeller Plaza in New York before a huge crowd. Sales of I Dreamed a Dream explode everywhere on the planet. Sony Music, who produced this album, communicates barely one week after its release, it sold over three million copies. While the album has been marketed as one month and a half in 2009, is the best selling album of that year, with about six million albums sold worldwide. A little later comes the first biography of Susan Boyle, published in Lausanne art & fiction, written by the anarchist Alonso Llorente, afterword by Friederich Alexander, accompanied by photographs of Philip Weissbrodt, showcasing the lives of Susan until his sudden celebrity. In December, Susan Boyle returned to France and was invited by France 2, presented by Michel Drucker issue and devoted to the comedian Anne Roumanoff; she sings Cry me a river. In the same week, she is the guest of honor at the semifinal of the show France has an incredible talent, M6, at 20:40. It must, however, to decline the invitation for health reasons.
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